Driving along the highway, I approached a drawbridge that was raised.
The red stop lights were on, so any car that approached had to come to a halt.
Some type of boat was surely making a safe passage under the raised bridge.
Unless the obstruction of steel and concrete could be moved, the boat would not be able to pass to the other side.
Jesus did something for us when He died on the cross.
He made it possible for the obstruction of sin to be removed.
Our sin created a barrier between us and a safe passage to Heaven when we die.
The Bible says that all have sinned.
When Jesus took on that sin for us, He then lifted the penalty for it.
With the penalty of sin taken away, there is now an open passage for those who accept Him as their Savior.
But now God has shown us a way to be made right with Him without keeping the requirements of the law, as was promised in the writings of Moses and the prophets long ago. We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are.
For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when He freed us from the penalty for our sins.